Book Launch – Evans Fanoulis: The Democratic Quality of European Security and Defence Policy: Between Practices of Governance and Practices of Freedom. April 19, 2017 from 17:30

WHEN: Wednesday April 19, 2017, 17:30-19:00

WHERE: Room no. 205, MUP Strašnice building, Dubečská 900/10, Prague 10

Free entry, no registration required.

About the book: Due to the increase of security challenges in the proximity of Europe, the prominence of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) has augmented. This book is a systematic effort to empirically approach the democratic deficit of CSDP, to understand its social construction and propose ways to remedy it.

The book uses Foucault’s approach of governmentality to unravel the social construction of this deficit and to illuminate the power relations between the different actors participating in CSDP governance and the constraints upon them. Finally, applying the normative reading of agonistic democracy, the author suggests concrete ways for EU citizens to have a say in the political choices of statesmanship in CSDP governance.

The Democratic Quality of European Security and Defence Policy will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of EU foreign and security policy and more broadly of European governance, European Politics and democracy.

About the author: Dr Evans Fanoulis is postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Security Studies (C4SS), Metropolitan University Prague. He was previously lecturer in politics at the University of Leicester and fellow at the University of Essex. His main research interests lie within European security governance, democracy in the EU, civil, non-traditional and human security, and EU-China relations. Other publications of his include articles in the journal European Security and book chapters in edited volumes.